Boler Runs NJ No. 7 All-Time Mile, Wins At Trials Of Miles

Collin Boler of Delbarton moved way up NJ's all-time list when he cranked out a 4:06.71 to win the mile on Friday night at the Trials of Miles at Icahn Stadium on Randall's Island in N.Y.

Boler's 4:06.71 places him No. 7 on the NJ all-time outdoor list and is No. 8 in the country this season as he continues his torrid senior year. This past indoor season, Boler ran  4:04.05 in the mile at Boston University, which is No. 4 in state history (indoors and outdoors combined), and last month he burned a NJ No. 4 all-time 8:47.85 in the 3,200 at Arcadia.

The only runners in NJ history to run faster in the mile outdoors than Boler are Marty Liquori of Essex Catholic (3:59.8 in 1967), Edward Cheserek of St. Benedict's Prep (4:03.29 in 2013), Robby Andrews of Manalapan (4:03.49 in 2009), Sean Dolan of Hopewell Valley (4:05.01 in 2019), Ben Malone of Pascack Hills (4:05.59 in 2013), and Marco Langon of Bridgewater-Raritan (4:05.91 in 2022).

The Princeton-bound Boler, who had splits of 1:01.00, 2:01.24, and 3:02.29, led five NJ guys under 4:15!!! Union Catholic junior Jimmy Wischusen ran 4:11.34 to place fourth, senior Micah Lawson of Rahway finished fifth in a school record 4:11.58, senior Akshay Vadul of Edison ran 4:12.36 to place sixth, and senior Ryan Beegle of Chatham finished eighth in 4:13.35.

There was also a NJ No. 1 time run in the girls 800 as junior Peyton Hollis of Union Catholic dropped her state-leading time to 2:09.61 with a fifth-place finish.

Senior Kaleigh Gunsiorowski of Union Catholic led the charge for NJ in the girls mile by running 4:53.18 (just off her PR of 4:52.39) to place sixth. Junior Emma Zawatski of Freehold Township was 9th in 4:55.02, senior Lindsay Hausman of Kent Place finished 10th in 4:56.14, and senior Cate DeSousa of RBC was 12th in 4:59.65.

Senior Xavier Donaldson of Seton Hall Prep was NJ's top finisher in the boys 200, running a NJ No. 3 time of 21.49 to place fourth. Luke Schagelin of Morris Knolls finished fifth in the boys 800 in 1:55.56. Schagelin, a junior, is the state leader with a 1:52.30.